Elegant vacation villa in Valdichiana, a few kilometers from Cortona (Arezzo). Sleeps 14+5, swimming pool, wide garden, barbecue, Internet connection, air conditioning, steam room, hydromassage. Beautiful view of Lake Trasimeno. Riding stable and tennis club within a few kilometers.
The beautiful villa is located in Valdichiana, just a few kilometers south of Cortona (Arezzo), near Lake Trasimeno.
Like many other Tuscan towns, Cortona boasts Etruscan origins, as the ruin of the walls that in the 6th century BC surrounded the settlement and the aristocratic tombs unearthed in the neighborhood demonstrate. In the 13th century, the town became a free commune and was involved in the bloody struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines, during which Cortona was allied with Siena and Florence against Arezzo. In 1258, Arezzo army sacked and occupied Cortona, which was freed three years later with the help of Siena. In the 15th century, the town became part of the Florentine Republic.
Cortona, the main cultural and tourist destination in Arezzo Valdichiana, is rich in interesting churches and museums, the most important being the "Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca", which houses many objects dating from the Etruscan times. In the countryside around the town are various historic villas that once belonged to several aristocratic families that lived in the region.
The ex-farmhouse has been recently renovated with an eye to details and the traditional elements of central-Italy rural style and transformed into a luxurious vacation villa.
The elegant building provided with all comforts is immersed in the olive groves and vineyards that characterize the landscape of central Italy and is surrounded by a wide garden in which is the barbecue equipment.
The private swimming pool (12x6 m) stretches a few meters from the villa, in front of the porch furnished for dining outdoor and relaxing while admiring the beautiful view of nearby Lake Trasimeno.
Thanks to its geographical position, the villa is an excellent departure point for visiting many cities of art in Tuscany and central Italy, including Perugia, Arezzo, Cortona, Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Assisi, Siena and Florence, as well as for pleasant jaunts to Lake Trasimeno.
The villa is a two-story building composed of fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with double sofa bed and fireplace, seven double bedrooms (one with a double sofa bed) and eight bathrooms.
A fifth extra bed is available upon request.
Three bedrooms can be transformed into twin bedrooms.
All of the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and stereo system.
Six bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom, one has a whirlpool area and one has a steam room.
Seven bathroom are equipped with shower and one bathroom features a whirlpool bathtub.
Facilities and Services
The villa is equipped with barbecue, fireplace, DVD player, stereo system, computer, gas cooker, microwave oven, electric oven, fridge with freezer and icemaker, toaster, American-style coffee maker, Italian-style coffee maker, chromotherapy shower, whirlpool bathtub, steam room, hair dryer and private car parking place.
A breakfast service, a cook and a domestic help are available upon request.
A restaurant is 1 kilometer from the villa, whereas other shops and services are 3 kilometers from the property.
A tennis club and a riding stable are 10 kilometers from the estate.